Hispines of the World

 

Hybosispa Weise 1910a: 90

 

Synonomys

 

None.

Type Species

 

Hybosispa melanura Weise.

Diagnosis

 

Hybosispa can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • the lateral margins of the pronotum and the elytra without long, stiff spines
  • the head without a frontal horn
  • the pronotum without a seta in any angle; quadrate
  • femora not toothed
  • elytra not costate, punctures in regular rows
  • antennae with 11-antennomeres
  • body subcylindrical

Description

 

Body subcylindrical, attenuate, slightly convex.

Head: moderately large; eye large, wider above than below, finely faceted; frons with triangular excavation divided by a longitudinal keel from antennal base to clypeal margin; clypeus triangular; maxillary palps with palpomeres 2 and 3 short, 4 oval, as long as 2 and 3 combined; antenna inserted into pit at side of eye.

Antenna: with11-antennomeres; filiform.

Pronotum: transverse; parallel-sided; finely margined on anterior margin; depression present on either side of middle near side margin; seta absent in all angles.

Scutellum: as long as wide; pentagonal; cuspidate behind.

Elytron: wider than pronotum at humeri, gradually narrowing apically, truncate posteriorly, part of pygidium exposed; with 10 rows of punctures plus scutellar row.

Venter: Mesosternum more elevated than prosternum.

Distribution

 

Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 5 (Staines 2011). Key to species: none.

References

 

Weise, J. 1910. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der amerikanischen Hispinen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 76:67-127.

Staines, C. L. 2011. Tribe Hybosispini. Catalog of the hispines of the world (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). http://entomology.si.edu/Collections_Coleoptera.html

 

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